Black Appetite. White Food.: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom

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Black Appetite. White Food. invites educators toexplore the nuanced manifestations of white privilege as it exists within andbeyond the classroom. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott providesideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use forawareness, inspiration, and action around racial injustice and inequity. Part I ofthe book helps you ask the hard questions, such as whether your pedagogy ismore aligned with colonialism than you realize and whether you are reallygiving students of color of voice. Part II offers a variety of helpfulstrategies for analysis and reflection. Each chapter includes personal stories,frank discussions of the barriers you may face, and practical ideas that willguide you as you work to confront racial injustice in your classroom, campus,and beyond. 

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Jamila Lyiscott is a social justice education scholar, nationally acclaimed speaker, spoken word artist, and educational consultant. She serves as an assistant professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the co-founder and director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. She also holds an appointment as Senior Research Fellow within Teachers College, Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

Black Appetite. White Food. invites educators toexplore the nuanced manifestations of white privilege as it exists within andbeyond the classroom. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott providesideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use forawareness, inspiration, and action around racial injustice and inequity. Part I ofthe book helps you ask the hard questions, such as whether your pedagogy ismore aligned with colonialism than you realize and whether you are reallygiving students of color of voice. Part II offers a variety of helpfulstrategies for analysis and reflection. Each chapter includes personal stories,frank discussions of the barriers you may face, and practical ideas that willguide you as you work to confront racial injustice in your classroom, campus,and beyond. 

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